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Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference

71st  Annual Conference & Trade Show

July 9 - 13, 2023

Please make plans to attend the 2023 Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC July 9-13, 2023

Welcome to the Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference Website

It's official! The 71st annual Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference (SESPTC) will be in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It will be a joint conference with the South Carolina Association for Pupil Transportation (SCAPT). These past several years have brought many changes in our industry. It's time to collaborate! The planning team has been working hard and has dynamic speakers with over 20 sessions to attend. The workshops and sessions include leadership and communication topics, cybersecurity, McKinney Vento, human trafficking, de-escalation, PBIS, reasonable suspicion, and much more! There will also be an opportunity for technicians this year! So get ready to learn and network.

SESPTC draws its Executive Board of Directors and delegates exclusively from the fourteen member states. Proudly, it is the oldest and one of the most prestigious regional conferences on school transportation in the nation. Since its inception in 1951, SESPTC participants have consistently been at the forefront of promoting safe, secure, effective, and efficient transportation to our school children.

Your continued support as state and local transportation professionals is essential to the success of this conference. Attending this conference provides the opportunity to interact with State Directors from around the Southeast. The professional development received through this conference will directly correlate with the issues seen around our industry. In addition, delegates can discuss new regulations, federal initiatives, and other relevant topics at the State Leadership Forum on Sunday afternoon.

Thanks to the unwavering support of industry sponsors and exhibitors, attending this conference and training remains affordable at an early bird rate of $185.00 per delegate, including one guest. There will be two National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) class 608 Developing a Safety Program on Sunday afternoon and 604 Prioritizing & Evaluating Operational Safety on Tuesday available at $55 each. There will also be an 8- hour HTSA Child Passenger Safety Restraint on Wednesday for $155. Space is limited, so sign up today.

Thank you for the critical role you and your teams play in the safe transportation of school children. If you have any questions or need additional information regarding this conference, don't hesitate to contact me or one of our Executive Board members. On behalf of the SESPTC Executive Board, thank you for supporting the opportunity to provide professional development to you and your team! We look forward to seeing you in Myrtle Beach!

Register for the conference today and save your spot!

               Early Bird registration $185. Registration rate will increase June 1 to $235.

Register for the conference

Reserve your room for the Doubletree by June 8th. There is a daily resort fee and includes internet access; Springmaid Pier walking pass; unlimited mini golf; board & life sized games; beach towels; signature southern hush puppies; 10% off gift shop; in-room bottled water daily; coffee station; local & toll-free calls.

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Elisa Hanley

SESPTC President

Email: elisa.hanley@education.ky.gov